We need to let the Mayor and City Council know your concerns!
The Boston Zoning Board of Appeals hearing for 64 Allandale is scheduled for September 27, 2016. In addition, a neighborhood meeting (for abutters, but open to the public) will be held at 7:30PM on Thursday, September 22nd at Springhouse Senior Living Community located at 44 Allandale St, Boston MA 02130. Please join us and let the City know how you feel about this development, if you can!
The vast majority of Allandale area residents are opposed to granting of the 60+ zoning variances required for the proposed project; neighbors in Jamaica Plain, Roslindale and West Roxbury have also expressed their position and concern; over 100 emails, cards or letters in opposition have already been sent to the Board of Appeal by residents. Councilmember Matt O'Malley has confirmed his support of residents and his opposition to the 20-unit project as it is proposed.
The Mayor, At-Large Councilmembers and the Board of Appeal will weigh concerns of residents as expressed in emails and letters as the decision is made whether to grant or deny the requested variances. City officials have assured us that no final decision has been made on 64 Allandale, and have encouraged us to send them emails or letters on the project. As we are now close to the hearing date, resident emails sent to the Mayor and other officials, as well as the Board of Appeal, have great value as they decide how to advise the ZBA.
If you have not yet done so, please take the time to send an email as soon as possible to the Mayor, Zoning Board and individually to City Council At-Large members. All emails should reference : 64 Allandale and have "Recommend Denial of Variances", "Opposed to Zoning Relief" or similar subject line , to :
The Mayor's office:
Hon. Martin J. Walsh, Mayor
c/o Office of Neighborhood Services
The Zoning Board of Appeals:
Ms. Christine Araujo and Members of the Board of Appeal
c/o Matthew Fitzgerald
Your Boston City Councilor:
Please cc: Matt O'Malley if possible.
We have assembled a comprehensive packet of information on the 64 Allandale project and its impact on Allandale Woods for the ZBA board members. Judge Donovan (former Superior Court justice and 64 Allandale abuttor) wrote an excellent two page summary of the facts and is included on pages 4 and 5 of the document.
We will post details of the abutter meeting and the timing of the hearing at the ZBA here as soon as the details are released.
As always, we appreciate your support and concern for the Woods!